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12 Insta-outfit ideas to steal: Coachella edition

20th April, 2017

It’s one of the most iconic music festivals in the world and also one of the best places to source a bit of outfit inspo. From celebs, to bloggers and models, each year Coachella attracts ridiculous numbers of stylish people so there’s a guaranteed endless supply of amazing outfits to leave you feeling inspired. Here are some of the best looks to copy and paste into your wardrobe.

Throw on a long length cardi over everything from a pair of denim shorts to a skirt to take an outfit into relaxed bohemian territory.

denim jacket is a must for your wardrobe this season. Pair it with a simple slip dress and you’ve got an easy go-to outfit that screams effortless cool.

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Rachel Zoe can always be relied upon to look immaculate and the one shoulder floral dress from her eponymous label is a whimsical look that would look perfect for a dressy daytime event.

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There are myriad sneakers around these days but a classic pair of white Converse high tops is always a no-brainer footwear option when it comes to a casual ensemble.

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It’s easy to dress up a simple outfit – just add some chunky statement jewellery and you’ve got yourself the perfect accent to a pared back look.

If there’s one thing your wardrobe needs this season it’s a great t-shirt. Pair a slogan tee with statement sunglasses for a fun look with plenty of attitude.

Update your denim wardrobe with a pair of straight leg, distressed jeans. Be sure to wear it cropped for the most flattering fit. Team with a tee and ankle boots and you’ve got yourself a winning weekend look.

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Matchy-matchy can be hard to pull off but Selena Gomez’s floral dress and floral scarf has a 60s vibe that still looks of the moment.

Don’t be afraid to experiment with your accessories. Layering multiple necklaces in similar metals makes a striking statement.

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The print of choice this season? Checks. A checked gingham slip dress worn with hoop earrings for a look that’s sweet with a contemporary spin.

Think outside the box when it comes to your choice of footwear. An off the shoulder floral maxi dress paired with ankle boots takes the look in an entirely unexpected direction.

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There are two trends to watch out for here: the “mom” jean and the candy pink shade of Tash Oakley’s jacket. Both will be everywhere this season. Just be sure to keep your top fitted when pairing with this particular style of denim for the most flattering look. Also when wearing pink work back with pieces that aren’t overly feminine to avoid looking too saccharine sweet.

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How bloggers approach style

10th April, 2017

Flipping through high fashion magazine shoots and scrolling through their websites and respective social media accounts, I am often in awe of what I see. It’s hard no to be. The styling is immaculate, the pieces used are all ultra fashion forward and everything is just so aspirational. It’s definitely one of the key ways I am inspired in what I wear.

When it comes to style bloggers however, I find the approach is a little different. The styling is definitely more accessible and translates common trends in a way that’s practical and easy to wear in everyday life. As a fashion blogger I love being able to showcase looks that are easy and wearable and the type of look most women would be able to use to inspire an outfit that they can wear to work or out with friends. For me the wearability factor is also important as I’m often shooting my looks using the back of my car as a portable change room and running between fittings and picking up the kids so there’s definitely a more relaxed approach to how I style everything.

I’m friends with a few style bloggers and everyone has an everyday approach to fashion. We use the same bags and shoes multiple times to showcase how important it is to ensure everything you own is versatile and can work back with most of your wardrobe. Also it’s about mixing older pieces with on trend items and giving a look a signature touch. I know I like being able to find a piece I already own and give it a new lease on life by pairing it with a few key accessories of the season such as a particular shoe style or a certain silhouette. Our approach is about styling and making a look our own and something we’re comfortable in as opposed to letting a look wear us. Plus we’re all about versatility. I know when I’m styling my ‘What I Wore’ shoots I like to find outfits that I can take from day to night just by switching my footwear or handbag and I like to ensure I mix designer and high street pieces. And if there’s one things most bloggers like to do it’s experiment. I know I’ll often try on some unexpected pairings to unearth a new outfit combination I hadn’t considered but that makes me feel great when I walk out the door. And ultimately that’s how I hope all my readers feel whenever they come to my blog.

 

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What I Wore: White on White

5th April, 2017

I’ve always been a fan of a head-to-toe white ensemble – it’s chic and elegant and really makes quite an impactful style statement. I don’t often wear suits but I couldn’t resist this ensemble. Double breasted jackets have experienced a resurgence of late but in a more modern incarnation – the boxy cuts are gone and in its place is a more streamlined silhouette which makes for a more flattering fit. I love that this jacket is also really versatile and can work easily with the rest of my wardrobe whether thrown over a dress or teamed with jeans. If there’s one thing that goes beautifully with a crisp white outfit it’s gold accessories. In this instance I’ve opted for gilded statement earrings to complement my look. With the addition of a neutral oversized clutch and simple black heels I’m ready to conquer the day ahead.

 

3 ways to do a white on white ensemble

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Credits: Blazer, Camilla and Marc; Top, Camilla and Marc; Pants Camilla and Marc; Clutch, Mimco; Earrings, Mimco; Sunglasses, Dita; Heels, Alaia,

Photographer: Mike Belkin.

 

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What I Wore: A touch of metal

21st March, 2017

Now that the weather has started to cool down it’s the perfect time to start introducing luxe winter fabrics into my wardrobe. This metallic jacquard skirt by Life with Bird is the ideal statement piece from which to work back the rest of my look. I wanted to keep the rest of my outfit quite simple and elegant so I opted to team the skirt with a black ribbed knit funnel neck top and black accessories to allow the skirt to take centre stage. A simple oversized clutch is large enough to fit all my everyday essentials and is work and event appropriate, whilst my Mimco strappy heels are perfect for taking me from the office to a function with ease.

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Credits: Skirt, Life with Bird; Top, Life with Bird (shop similar here); Clutch, Mimco; Shoes, Mimco

Photography: Mike Belkin

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What I Wore: All in one

14th March, 2017

Now that it’s officially autumn it’s time for trans-seasonal dressing which can often involve having to dress for weather that’s neither summer-y hot or winter-y cold. My failsafe solution to this weather dilemma is often to layer. This ensemble from Life with Bird’s latest collection allowed me to take separate pieces and work them together to create a look that’s easily adaptable to changing or dipping temperatures. I paired a long sleeve top with an A-line skirt but popped a cropped jacket over the top to give myself a little extra warmth. I often like to formulate a look using similar shades for an outfit that’s cohesive in that it stays within the same colour family but still packs a punch in its uniform appearance. I popped on a pair of black heels with a crossover strap to dress up the ensemble and provide a contrast of colour. This look could easily take me to a work event or meeting without missing a style beat.

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Credits: Top (worn underneath), jacket and skirt, Life with Bird; Heels, Mimco

Photography: Sophia Athas

 

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12 Insta-outfit ideas to steal from New York Fashion Week

28th February, 2017

New York Fashion Week has come and gone but the outfit inspo is definitely here to stay. The street style in the Big Apple is always next level amazing so here are a few well-dressed ladies to help you pull together your next look…

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Former magazine editor and now head of fashion partnerships at Instagram, Eva Chen can always be relied upon for ensembles with flair. Not only is she showing that dressing with a bump doesn’t mean shying away from bold prints and patterns, her ability to combine various textures has made this look one that definitely stands out from the crowd.

Nadia flies the flag for Aussie blogger style with this striking look. Try working with various shades in the same colour family to give your ensemble some cohesion.

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A denim jumpsuit is a great alternative to traditional jeans. For a dressier look opt for a dark indigo hue a la Chung.

Extend the wear of a summer dress by teaming it with a pair of jeans once the weather cools down. Add a pair of pointed pumps and cropped coat and you’re set.

Toughen up a feminine dress by adding a pair of ankle boots. A leather and shearling jacket provides the perfect contrast to the floaty nature of the dress.

You can always rely upon Olivia Palermo for a guaranteed fashion home run. A pair of knee high boots is given an on trend feel when worked back with an asymmetrical skirt. Grey hues are also always the perfect go-to during autumn/winter.

Rainbow hues are given a sophisticated feel with the addition of a navy blazer. A mini handbag gives it a modern feel.

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The new take on the white shirt is a little more deconstructed giving the corporate staple a more contemporary feel. When paired with wide-leg pants its the perfect look for the office.

Daring cut-outs are definitely for the fashion risk taker however a maxi length make it a little less risque. Gomez’s ankle strap heels add a sprinkling of sophistication.

Kate Bosworth is the epitome of ladylike polish in this ensemble. Monochrome with a touch of camel is always a winning colour combination, especially when it comes in the form of a gorgeous coat.

Venture further afield when it comes to coats this coming winter. A kimono style coat will keep you cosy whilst upping your style cred. Also who says you need to stick to sombre hues when the weather cools down? A pop of colour such as a pair of mustard pants gives this look a head-turning finish.

A pleated skirt and floaty blouse are given a more casual feel with the addition of studded ankle boots. It’s also hard to resist a coat with a statement fur collar to dial up the style stakes.

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12 Insta-outfit ideas to steal

30th January, 2017

Lacking in the wardrobe inspiration department lately? A quick scroll through the feeds of the world’s most stylish bloggers will soon fix that! Here are a few of my favourites for igniting the spark for an outfit idea or two.

A botanical print is a retro inspired print that looks oh-so fresh. And who would’ve thought pink and green would make such a killer combination?

Keep your outfit colour palette in grey, white and black for a failsafe combination. A simple tee paired with cropped pants and court shoes makes for an of-the-moment ensemble.

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The denim skirt is always a wardrobe favourite but team it with a black top and black flats and it transforms into a chic outfit for a day of being on the go.

If you’re going to buy one tee this season make it this blogger-approved Gucci t-shirt. Dress it down with a casual skirt or jeans or go the opposite and dress it up with a pair of black slacks.

When going bold why not totally commit and go for a look that truly makes a statement? A pair of 60s inspired sunglasses and a daring print make for one striking combination.

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High waisted blue jeans teamed with a flowy blouse always gives a nonchalant 70s vibe that’s a sartorial winner.

A high waisted alternative to jeans is a pair of black wide legged pants. When paired with a crisp white shirt it perfectly balances looking polished without looking too formal.

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A neutral look from head to toe is the perfect outfit for warm, balmy summer days. The billowy blouse with tie detail perfectly offsets the relaxed nature of the cut off denim shorts. Being paired with metallic gold sandals is the perfect finishing touch.

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The off the shoulder silhouette is ubiquitous so why not opt for a slightly different take by going for a one shoulder look. In crisp white it just screams summer. As far as footwear goes you can’t go wrong with a pair of black slides.

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This is a great look for drinks in the evening. An all-white ensemble punctuated by gold and black accessories screams relaxed elegance with just the right hit of glamour.

Go from beach to bar with ease by pairing a crisp white off the shoulder top with a billowy black skirt. A woven basket adds just the right hit of summer casual.

This is an oldie but a goodie! A crisp white tee and a blazer is a no-brainer when it comes to an ensemble that you can always rely upon for work or play.

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What I Wore: Maison du Maillot

28th December, 2016

I love discovering new brands and recently I found this top and skirt set from Maison du Maillot which I can see myself getting plenty of use out of as a set or worn separately and paired with either a simple tee or cami or a plain skirt. I was particularly drawn to the two-tone print and the vibrant red colour. I love anything with unique finishes and the relaxed bohemian style of the shirt with its fringe trim and lace-up collar and the knot detailing on the skirt really elevate each piece into something that can make a statement. And the best bit? Maison du Maillot do free worldwide delivery and returns so it’s the perfect time to find an outfit to wear throughout summer (I love this set, dress and playsuit) or the party season (New Year’s Eve is just around the corner after all!).

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Love a matching set?

 This poncho and shorts combination is perfect for a summer getaway or a day at the beach.

Summer staples

I’ve added this dress and playsuit to my must-have list.

 

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What I Wore: Denim Daze

20th December, 2016

I love the relaxed look of a summer dress paired with denim. This striped Acler dress looks quite dressy on its own but when teamed with a frayed jacket it gives it a little bit more of a fun, quirky vibe. I can’t get enough of the the above Steele statement jacket with its hand embroidered finish – the floral detail and slogan gives it a point of difference and looks quite fresh when teamed with crisp white. I wanted to add some interesting accessories to elevate the look and couldn’t go past Gucci. The embellished Dionysus canvas bag and gold heels with a pearl detailing perfectly offset the pared back, simplicity of the rest of the outfit.

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Credits: Denim jacket, Steele; Dress, Acler; Shoes, Gucci (sandals version); Bag, Gucci (similar)

Photography: Sophia Athas 

 

 

 

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Steal her style: Aimee Song

16th December, 2016

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Aimee Song is the stylish woman behind the blog Song of Style. Her looks are always on point, covering the style spectrum of vibrant dresses one minute to casual denim looks the next. Here she showcases how to wear the season’s graphic tee and give it a slightly feminine edge when paired with an A-line denim skirt and slip-on pointed flats. The perfect lesson on how to take a trend and make it your own.

Blazer

A black blazer is a wardrobe must. Mine gets a regular workout throughout the year and is always on high rotation.

Graphic tee

Whether you’re after a band tee or one emblazoned with a brand logo this season’s t-shirts are all about making a statement.

Denim skirt

You’ll find the denim skirt proliferating summer street style. It’s one piece that can easily be dressed up or down.

Pointed slides

Try this dressy update on casual slides. Easily matched with everything from dresses to skirts in summer, these slides can also make the transition into the your winter wardrobe when paired with cropped pants.

Crossbody bag

Downsize your bag for a slightly more refined look. This style is a great bag that can be worn in the evening as easily as it can be slung over the shoulder for a busy day out.